All posts by TeresaDownUnder

Foundation paper piecing hearts – video tutorial

There’re many heart blocks out there. These two are made with foundation piecing, one of my favourite techniques and I hope it becomes one of yours too.

I used regular copy paper but if you prefer you can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Let’s get to it!

How to make 2 heart blocks

Download the foundation paper template

The other heart block belongs to my Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Don’t forget to join my Facebook group so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts and just share tips and experiences.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Foundation piecing heart blocks

52 Quilters

52 QuiltersThis week it’s my turn to take over the 52Quilters Instagram account s and share a week of double sided quilts and quilt-as-you-go tutorials.

So follow @52quilters and follow me @teresadownunder  on Instagram so you don’t miss any of the posts.

Some double sided quilt projects I’ll be posting on IG about 

Hunky Dory quilt

The finished quilt with rubik cube inspired side showing.


Turnover quilt

Pere Noel quilt

 


“Doubly charming” charm pack quilt tutorial

“Doubly charming” charm pack back of quilt tutorial

Half square triangles sampler quilt

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

Back of the quilt


Disappearing pinwheel sampler

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern


Disappearing nine patch quilt


Wonky log cabin quilt

 


 Sampler quilt

 


Tray cover

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

Some QAYG techniques can produce reversible quilts as well. Some techniques are more suitable for making double sided quilts than others.

Here’s a compilation of my QAYG tutorials.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

Double Disappearing nine patch quilt block variation

Nine patch blocks are one of the best types of blocks to slice and turn.

This block is sliced twice but have a look at the twist!

How to make a double disappearing nine patch quilt block with a twist

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Double disappearing 9 patch quilt block

Courthouse steps and sliced courthouse steps quilt blocks

Start with a simple courthouse steps block in two inverted fabrics and end with some 3D looking quilt designs. It’s quick and easy. Use highly contrasting fabrics for best results.

How to make a simple courthouse steps block and a sliced courthouse steps block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Simple and sliced courthouse steps video tutorial

Slipped stitch in garter stitch – easy knitting tutorial

Following from last tutorial, what about if you want neat edges on your scarf?

The solution is easy: start your rows with a slipped stitch.

This is how you make a slipped stitch in garter stitch.

To practice your stitch you can knit a scarf in garter stitch.

Watch last week’s garter stitch tutorial to learn if you haven’t already.

Cast on some stitches on your needle. For instance 35 or 40 stitches, stretch them a bit on your needle to see if that’s the width you’d like your scarf to be.

If too wide, undo a few. If too narrow add a few more stitches.

Abbreviations on patterns

Slipped stitch edge in garter stitch